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Cafe Solstice

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4116 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-6214
+1 206-675-0850
06:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 11:00
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Seattle, WA
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442 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious coffee as well as a full menu of cafe foods. The breakfast burrito was great. Reasonable prices. The staff is friendly and the food was delivered quickly. Inside seating for 30 or so. Nice coffee cafe vibe. I'm stopping here again!

Thank Marco W
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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285 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

I would study here a lot due to the cool atmosphere and good coffee, and people were good about leaving others alone. The staff were friendly and competent. Their food was alright, but if you're looking for a good meal, go to one of the many good restaurants in the area.

Thank dustythoughts
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

If you've only got time to check out one cafe or coffee shop in the university district, make it Solstice. The coffee, from lighthouse roasters, holds its own. The workers have good training. The steamed milk always has a great texture and the latte art appreciated. The food is excellent, tuna on rye is perfect after a long night of... More 

Thank Kyle M
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Went here a few times while visiting my cousins and everything I tried was great. For breakfast tried the yogurt n granola which was fresh n delicious. Another day tried the American crossandwich and the bacon was fried to perfection n crossaint was flaky, just tasty! Lunch tried the bacon n turkey w side of quinoa salad. Oh can't forget... More 

Thank MarissaC79
New York City, New York
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Cafe Solstice is a cute coffee shop which welcomes guest to plop down and plug in their laptops while sipping coffee. They also serve alcohol so you can opt for a mimosa instead of java to start your day. The food options, while appealing on paper, are flavorless and uninspired upon delivery. We ordered the biscuits and (mushroom) gravy which... More 

Thank Trevor M
Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Had no problems at Cafe Solstice for lunch, food was good and liked the free wifi. Lots of people hanging out and there was a little patio outside.

Thank siantzi
Prosser, Washington
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91 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Went in here to buy coffee and change a dirty diaper on my child. Neither bathroom had a changing table and when I commented that it would be a great addition the manager behind the counter rolled his eyes at me and said "Whatever, I hear you, now go somewhere else." I'll never come into this pseudo artist hippie hangout... More 

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New York City, New York
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452 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

I enjoyed the ambiance of this establishment! the coffee is great! It's great for people watching, as people from all walks of life come there. It can be a bit loud, especially in the evening.

Thank Mark42139
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014 via mobile

I visit here regularly and the coffee is excellent. Great place with cool vibes and great music. It can get quite loud though. One time the staff gave us some cakes for free as they were going off that day. One of my favorite coffee places in the university district.

Thank Charlotte M
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014

This place was close to where we stayed in Seattle. We went three times; it was our first US meal, and our last. The staff are very friendly, the food is good and fresh. They have a wide enough selection that you can have any meal, but it doesn’t take three hours to understand it. Coffee and beer are good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
07:00 - 11:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4116 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-6214
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Bellevue
  • Neighbourhood: Bellevue
  • Phone Number: +1 206-675-0850

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?